Habits: Highly gregarious animals, buffalo associate in herds of up to 1000 or more individuals. Despite being very aggressive and extremely dangerous animals (more hunters are killed by buffaloes than any other animal), buffaloes are very peaceful amongst themselves.
The dominant bull normally is the oldest bull in the herd. Both sexes have horns, but those of males are more robust and heavier. Males can attain a mass of about 800 kg and they have a life span of approximately 20 years.
Diet: Buffalo are exclusively grazers.
Breeding: Female buffalo become sexually matured at the age of 5 years. The gestation period is 11 months and one single calf is born.
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